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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    A-
Sioux City is a town in Iowa with a population of 82,568. Sioux City is in Woodbury County. Living in Sioux City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Sioux City there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Sioux City and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Sioux City are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$721
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Sioux City Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    278.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    67.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    85.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    738.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,209.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    348.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Sioux City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,559
National
$55,322
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One thing to consider is the horrible wheather, it's freezing, Dec. Jan and February forget about construction jobs or anything like that, dangerous conditions for driving, wind chills warnings all the time, temperatures below 17 degrees but feels like -32 because of the Artic wind chil, I have lived in Sioux City for 13 years and the wheather it's getting worse!, good luck trying to find a place to live here, the rental houses are very expensive, very few pets friendly, after 5PM almost everything is closed, people are not friendly, if you are new in town, it'll take you 2 weeks to get to know absolutely everything, good thing this is my last horrendous winter here, I'm VERY HAPPY TO LIVE THIS VILLAGE!!!
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i love living here. everyone is super nice. no fights. I live a normal life in Sioux city Iowa. i love walking around the city. Its nice. I moved from AfricaEveryone has a beautiful moment from their past that they wouldn't change for the world. My grandma used to tell me how people from every nation around the world lived peacefully in Somalia. Somalia is located in the horn of Africa. Somalia was the most beautiful place to go on vacation. She loved talking about how it used to be. It was her favorite moment. It was her childhood memory. The way she told me about her childhood is like she lived through it for a thousand years. I wish I could go to the past and see her smile. She went through war. She saw awful things. Grandmother had to work on a farm to feed her children. She went through hardships. But every time she told me about her past, she would smile like she was there again.
I enjoy living in Sioux City. There are tons of restaurants to enjoy and activities to take part in. There is constantly somewhere fun you can go and the shopping choices are endless. There is a good variety of college options here as well. The only thing I would change is update some of the old and run down buildings. Overall great place to live!